Video: Conditional Borders

by Michael Gaslowitz

This post demonstrates a conditional formatting trick to change the border color of a FileMaker object. Spoiler alert: there is no border. iPod Download (1.2 MB) Download ConditionalBorders.zip

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May 30, 2009  •  Conditional Formatting, FileMaker, Podcast  •  1 Comment

Video: Reorder Fields and Scripts

by Michael Gaslowitz

This post demonstrates how to reorder multiple fields and scripts using the following keyboard shortcuts: Command (on a Mac)/Control (on a PC), with the up and down arrows. iPod Download (2.0 MB) Download ReorderFieldsAndScripts.zip

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November 9, 2008  •  FileMaker, Podcast, Toolkit  •  Comments Off on Video: Reorder Fields and Scripts

Video: Happy Birthday Mom

by Michael Gaslowitz

iPod Download (2.6 MB)

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August 10, 2008  •  Podcast  •  1 Comment

Video: Import Data from the Fake Name Generator

by Michael Gaslowitz

This post demonstrates how to use the Fake Name Generator to generate fake data for your real FileMaker databases. Beginners will also learn how to import Microsoft Excel spreadsheets into FileMaker. iPod Download (8.2 MB) Fake Name Generator website Download FakeNameGenerator.zip

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August 8, 2008  •  FileMaker, Podcast, Toolkit  •  Comments Off on Video: Import Data from the Fake Name Generator

Video: Quicksilver for Large Type Functionality

by Michael Gaslowitz

This post demonstrates how to integrate Large Type functionality into your FileMaker Pro database using Quicksilver. For those who have never poked around in Apple’s Address Book, clicking on a phone number type (work, home, etc.) pulls up a list of options, one of which is Large Type. Think big numbers across the screen for […]

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July 30, 2008  •  AppleScript, Custom Function, FileMaker, Podcast  •  Comments Off on Video: Quicksilver for Large Type Functionality

Video: Growl Integration

by Michael Gaslowitz

This post demonstrates how to integrate the Growl notification system for Mac OS X with your FileMaker Pro Database. Growl notifications are called via an AppleScript that has been formatted into a custom function. FileMaker Pro Advanced is required to view the custom function. These notifications can be used whenever you want to alert a […]

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July 11, 2008  •  AppleScript, Custom Function, FileMaker, Podcast, Scripting  •  3 Comments

Video: Paged Data with Resizable Portals

by Michael Gaslowitz

Since the zippScript plugin is no longer available for download, the sample file included in this demo now uses the 360Works ScriptMaster plugin. You however, are free to use any script-triggering plugin you choose. (2009.03.22) This post demonstrates how to create Google-style page results in dynamically-sized FileMaker portals. As you will see, all it takes […]

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July 2, 2008  •  FileMaker, Plugin, Podcast, Portal, Scripting  •  6 Comments